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‘The batting is a concern but we can’t keep bickering about it’ – Kagiso Rabada

Rabada has backed Quinton de Kock to come good against West Indies

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada ( Image Credit: Twitter)

South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada has said that the backlash and ‘bickering’ from the fans need to stop. South Africa went down fighting to Australia in their opening match of the 20-20 World Cup by five wickets. Chasing a modest total of just 119, the Proteas bowlers were right on the money and kept South Africa in the hunt till the last over.

The batting was what that let them down and they would be hoping to perform well in that department in the second match against West Indies. “We see (the batting) as a concern. The last thing we need to do is keep bickering on and about it,” Rabada was quoted by News 18.

The pace spearhead had a decent outing in the game and picked up the wicket of David Warner and also made a contribution of 19 runs, the second-best from South Africa after Adien Markram.

A lot was expected of the senior batsman Quinton de Kock but the southpaw couldn’t do much. Concerns are being raised on the form of De Kock, who struggled in the Indian Premier League as well. Rabada though backed the senior batter to come good in the next game “Quinton is a top-quality player, and I guess it just didn’t come off,” said Rabada.

“That’s just how cricket goes. The batters know what they have to do. We know what we have to do as a team. No one is blaming anyone. But the worst thing you can do is just harp on and on and on about it.”

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